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A woman with Elephantiasis tropica
Classification and external resources
Specialty Infectious disease, general surgery
ICD-10 I89.0

Elephantiasis is gross enlargement of a limb or any organ of the body. There is an abnormal accumulation of watery fluid in affected part,in the tissues causing severe swelling(oedema). It may affect male or female genital organs. It is caused by Nematode Wuchereria bancrofti. Elephantiasis is variety of diseases, where parts of a person's body swell to massive proportions.

Some conditions that have this symptom include:


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